WXnation.com SPECIAL: SUMMER 2004 / 2000 COMPARISON


 
 
 
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2004 wettest summer ever at DFW Airport!

What a difference four years can make!

I moved to Dallas-Fort Worth in Jan. 2000 and remember my first summer here very well. Moving from Michigan (the day I moved, it was -2 degrees), I was not used to long strings of 100-degree days. That's certainly not happening in North Texas this summer!

During the 2000 Olympic Games, we were a major contender for the gold medal in hot, hot days -- we were well into the 100s. This time around, we're in the 80s.

Full Trinity River, Looking At Downtown Fort Worth, June 11, 2004
   Trinity River, Looking At Downtown Fort Worth, June 11, 2004

In 2000, there were 46 days at 100 degrees or higher, including a sweltering 111-degree day on Sept. 4. The number of 100-degree days so far this summer: 1.

And the most noticeable difference: In 2000, only .25 inches of rain fell between June 18 and Sept. 24, and the total precipitation from June 1 to Sept 30 was 6.09 inches. Since June 1 of this year, we're at 19.91 inches (areas west and south of the airport have seen much more than this).

DFW Airport went 84 straight days (July 1-Sept. 23) without measurable rain, the longest rainless streak on record for the area. More details on the weather in 2000 here.

I remember it looking like autumn here by Aug. 2000 as at least half of the trees had died and turned to brown. This summer, it looks more like spring...

Here are the official highs, lows, and Precipitation amounts recorded at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for the summer of 2004, and to the right, the summer of 2000:

2004 HI / LO / RAIN

6/01 93 / 66 / 1.05"
6/02 92 / 66 / 0.69"
6/03 82 / 66 / 0.15"
6/04 88 / 67
6/05 89 / 71 / 0.12"
6/06 90 / 67 / 1.30"
6/07 92 / 70 / 0.08"
6/08 77 / 70 / 1.16"
6/09 81 / 70 / 1.09"
6/10 89 / 70 / 0.04"
6/11 92 / 76
6/12 92 / 76 / Trace
6/13 92 / 70 / 0.46"
6/14 91 / 72
6/15 89 / 72 / Trace
6/16 91 / 71
6/17 93 / 75
6/18 93 / 77
6/19 91 / 71 / 0.25"
6/20 92 / 71
6/21 92 / 76 / Trace
6/22 84 / 69 / 0.09"
6/23 89 / 68
6/24 90 / 72
6/25 87 / 72 / 0.08"
6/26 79 / 70 / 0.24"
6/27 85 / 69 / 0.85"
6/28 82 / 70 / 0.10"
6/29 78 / 70 / 2.64"
6/30 85 / 72 / 0.10"
7/01 90 / 74
7/02 93 / 77
7/03 94 / 70 / Trace
7/04 93 / 76
7/05 91 / 77
7/06 93 / 73 / 0.01"
7/07 91 / 77 / 0.01"
7/08 94 / 77
7/09 94 / 76
7/10 93 / 75
7/11 95 / 73
7/12 95 / 72
7/13 97 / 77
7/14 98 / 76
7/15 99 / 76
7/16 100 / 76
7/17 96 / 78
7/18 92 / 71
7/19 96 / 73
7/20 96 / 73
7/21 94 / 74
7/22 96 / 75
7/23 97 / 75
7/24 97 / 77 / Trace
7/25 80 / 70
7/26 85 / 67
7/27 87 / 69
7/28 88 / 71 / 2.43"
7/29 85 / 71 / 1.71"
7/30 90 / 72
7/31 95 / 72
8/01 98 / 75
8/02 99 / 77
8/03 98 / 78
8/04 98 / 78
8/05 94 / 78
8/06 90 / 77
8/07 87 / 72
8/08 90 / 72
8/09 93 / 75 / 0.06"
8/10 96 / 74
8/11 89 / 69
8/12 86 / 62
8/13 86 / 69
8/14 87 / 68
8/15 87 / 71 / Trace
8/16 90 / 68
8/17 92 / 67
8/18 92 / 69
8/19 80 / 70 / 1.84"
8/20 88 / 71 / Trace
8/21 79 / 71 / 0.01"
8/22 90 / 71 / 0.03"
8/23 91 / 74 / 0.04"
8/24 94 / 78
8/25 95 / 78
8/26 96 / 80
8/27 94 / 77 / Trace
8/28 83 / 69 / 2.26"
8/29 89 / 71
8/30 90 / 67
8/31 89 / 67
9/01 89 / 67
9/02 88 / 69
9/03 88 / 67
9/04 89 / 72 / 0.02"
9/05 92 / 74
9/06 85 / 70 / 0.30"
9/07 85 / 64
9/08 83 / 59
9/09 86 / 59
9/10 89 / 61
9/11 93 / 69
9/12 93 / 69
9/13 92 / 69
9/14 91 / 73 / 0.70"
9/15 90 / 74 / Trace
9/16 94 / 74
9/17 96 / 74
9/18 95 / 74
9/19 92 / 73
9/20 90 / 66
9/21 89 / 66
9/22 87 / 67
9/23 88 / 67
9/24 89 / 69
9/25 87 / 67
9/26 88 / 66
9/27 88 / 64
9/28 84 / 63
9/29 86 / 60
9/30 87 / 63
2000 HI / LO / RAIN

6/01 94 / 75
6/02 92 / 75 / Trace
6/03 80 / 73 / 0.81"
6/04 83 / 71 / 0.60"
6/05 84 / 65
6/06 82 / 59
6/07 84 / 60
6/08 88 / 63
6/09 88 / 73 / 0.87"
6/10 87 / 72 / 1.81"
6/11 85 / 73 / 0.18"
6/12 90 / 74 / 0.48"
6/13 90 / 74
6/14 90 / 70 / 0.48
6/15 86 / 70 / 0.24"
6/16 91 / 76
6/17 87 / 72 / 0.21"
6/18 84 / 70 / Trace
6/19 91 / 76 / 0.02"
6/20 92 / 78
6/21 95 / 71 / 0.15"
6/22 93 / 73
6/23 92 / 78
6/24 95 / 75
6/25 93 / 77
6/26 88 / 78
6/27 94 / 74 / 0.05"
6/28 95 / 73
6/29 89 / 73
6/30 86 / 77 / 0.03"
7/01 90 / 75 / Trace
7/02 93 / 79 / Trace
7/03 93 / 77
7/04 94 / 75
7/05 94 / 75
7/06 95 / 73
7/07 97 / 75
7/08 98 / 77
7/09 98 / 77
7/10 97 / 79
7/11 98 / 78
7/12 101 / 80
7/13 105 / 79
7/14 102 / 80
7/15 104 / 81
7/16 106 / 82
7/17 102 / 76
7/18 102 / 77
7/19 104 / 80
7/20 105 / 77
7/21 102 / 78
7/22 96 / 78 / Trace
7/23 93 / 74 / Trace
7/24 93 / 71
7/25 97 / 71
7/26 100 / 75
7/27 91 / 79
7/28 100 / 74
7/29 98 / 79 / Trace
7/30 94 / 73
7/31 95 / 72
8/01 98 / 73
8/02 101 / 75
8/03 104 / 79
8/04 101 / 81
8/05 101 / 79
8/06 102 / 81
8/07 102 / 82
8/08 100 / 81
8/09 98 / 79
8/10 101 / 79
8/11 104 / 73
8/12 103 / 80
8/13 100 / 78
8/14 99 / 74
8/15 101 / 80
8/16 101 / 79
8/17 104 / 78
8/18 106 / 83
8/19 104 / 77
8/20 102 / 74
8/21 102 / 80
8/22 101 / 79
8/23 98 / 77
8/24 100 / 78
8/25 102 / 78
8/26 102 / 79
8/27 102 / 79
8/28 102 / 80
8/29 103 / 79
8/30 106 / 78
8/31 108 / 80
9/01 109 / 84
9/02 109 / 81
9/03 109 / 80
9/04 111 / 80
9/05 101 / 82
9/06 94 / 73
9/07 96 / 77
9/08 87 / 71
9/09 94 / 75
9/10 100 / 78
9/11 102 / 79
9/12 92 / 72
9/13 90 / 68
9/14 97 / 71
9/15 93 / 72
9/16 87 / 64
9/17 86 / 60
9/18 92 / 62
9/19 93 / 63
9/20 97 / 70
9/21 91 / 68
9/22 96 / 74
9/23 97 / 74
9/24 74 / 57 / 0.16"
9/25 65 / 48
9/26 73 / 49
9/27 80 / 52
9/28 84 / 53
9/29 84 / 58
9/30 88 / 57

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